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What does it mean when you have a sore throat with ear infection?
Otitis media (middle ear infection) is usually associated with upper respiratory infections -- pharyngitis, laryngitis (sore throat). The ear has a tube, the eustachian tube, that connects the middle ear with the oropharynx (very back of throat, behind uvula) to maintain pressure equilibrium with atmospheric conditions. Sometimes the infection in the middle ear can drain through that tube and irritate the throat...OR the infection starts lower in the throat or lungs and can ascend through this tube and cause an ear infection. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Antibiotics, Strep Throat
Does azithromycin help a sore throat?
It can if the sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection. Antibiotics can help with strep throat and other bacterial sore throats, but most sore throats are caused by viruses like the cold and flu. Antibiotics do not help when the cause of the sore throat is a viral infection. ...
Can you have a throat infection and it not be sore?
Yes. I have had strep throat before and the doctor found it on a routine check-up. I think I had a low grade temp of 99 but no sore throat. ...
Asked in Surgery and Hospitalization, DIY Projects
How do you cure sore throat after wisdom tooth removal?
Sore throats should always be looked at by a doctor to make sure that you do not have an infection. In the meantime, soothing a sore throat will help. Use a lozenge or hot tea to soothe a sore throat.. ...
Asked in Diphtheria
Where does diptheria start?
Diphtheria is infection of the upper respiratory tract starting as a sore throat . The infection is caused by corynebacterium diphtheriae and gives rise to sore throat, cough, fever and respiratory difficulty due to formation of a membrane in the throat and pharynx. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Chickenpox
What of these is not a virus Chickenpox Influenza The common cold Strep throat?
Strep throat is a bacterial infection, the others are viral. "Strep" in Strep throat stands for Streptococcus, which is the name of the type of bacteria that cause this infection and sore throat. ...
What are some symptoms of a sore throat so that I know when I am about to get a throat infection?
There are many sore throat symptoms such as a runny nose, swollen glands, a headache, muscle aches & pains and cough. You can try home remedies to cure it or take medication if it is more serious. Where symptoms continue then seek medical advice at all times. ...